BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Fourteen applicants to lead the University of Louisiana System include university chancellors, former chancellors and department heads from Maine to the Midwest.
The applicants include Gary Lawler, chancellor of the Hazleton campus of Pennsylvania State University; Michael Wartell, Chancellor Emeritus and chemistry professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne; and Lesley Lovett-Doust, who resigned in February as president and vice chancellor at Nipissing (NIP-ih-sing) University in Ontario, Canada. Doust also applied to be president of Louisiana Tech, one of the system's nine universities.
The only Louisiana applicant is a medical technician at the Louisiana State Penitentiary. Ann McDaniel-Echols says her doctorate in organizational management from the University of Phoenix and her healthcare work mean she can develop and organize any system effectively.
The search committee will choose finalists Thursday.
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The board has tentatively scheduled a one-day interviewing session to be held on either Nov. 9, Nov. 13 or Nov. 15. Spokeswoman Jackie Tisdell tells The Advocate the system's next president will be named the same day.
The UL System has been without a president since Sept. 15, when Randy Moffett retired after a 41-year career in higher education, including four years at the top of the largest of Louisiana's four college and university systems.
Moffett's successor will be responsible for more than 92,000 students enrolled at nine public colleges.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP)- The University of Louisiana System presidential search committee is scheduled to select the finalists for the vacant position on Nov. 1 with the full UL Board of Supervisors expected to make a final choice by the middle of next month.